Monday, April 09, 2007

Davis Leaves Team

I do not know the story behind this. All I know is one of the persons I was sitting with at the game saw him walk off the field late in the fourth quarter. It is evidently a mutual agreement between the two and there are no hard feelings. Obviously Cliff was not going to be given a shot any time soon at QB. I hate to see this happen. I never saw him play, but was really hoping he would turn out into something. With him being the age he was, I felt like he could help us out in ways other QBs couldn't. A little dissapointed to see this happen, but it obviously was just not working out for him.

(SID)OXFORD, Miss. ­- Ole Miss head coach Ed Orgeron announced Monday that quarterback Cliff Davis has decided to leave the Rebel football squad.

“Cliff informed us of his decision to no longer be a part of our football program and we wish him well,” Orgeron said.

After spending three years in the Houston Astros organization, Davis gave up his baseball career and joined the Rebels as a non-scholarship player prior to the 2006 football season. A 6-5, 221-pound freshman from Eupora, Miss., Davis did not see any action and was redshirted, which left him with four years of eligibility remaining.

Davis originally signed a football scholarship with University of Alabama in 2003, but chose to begin a professional baseball career.

He compiled an outstanding prep career at Eupora High School and as a senior passed for 1,938 yards and 29 touchdowns, while passing for 1,553 yards and 21 TDs his junior season.